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Posted on: June 17, 2021

West Commercial Street Storm Drain Project to Resume on Monday, June 21

West Commercial Street Storm Drain Project to Resume on Monday, June 21


PORTLAND, Maine -- Beginning Monday, June 21, 2021, The City’s contractor, Gorham Sand and Gravel will return to the work site to complete final pavement repairs associated with the West Commercial Street Storm Drain project.  It is anticipated that this final cleanup work will last four days.   As a reminder, the project work zone will be located on West Commercial Street between Cassidy Point Drive and the Casco Bay Bridge. A majority of the project was completed last fall to alleviate flooding which had been occurring regularly within this section of West Commercial Street due to a collapsed storm drain pipe.  

IMPORTANT INFO FOR MOTORISTS:  Project work next week will run from 7:00am to 7:00pm. For a majority of the work, the contractor will be implementing a traffic lane shift to move traffic around the work zone. The lane shift will allow traffic to remain flowing in both directions during the work day. The contractor will be constructing a temporary gravel road extension as part of the lane shift. This will allow two 12’ wide travel lanes to remain open. Motorists are urged to drive slowly through this area.  There may be times throughout the week when the contractor will be required to reduce the travel way to flagger controlled alternating one way traffic (stop and go). This will only be allowed during non-peak traffic hours (9:00am-3:00pm). Please use caution driving through the work zone to help keep the crews and other vehicles safe during the project.   


Motorists will encounter traffic delays when driving through the work zone and are urged, if possible, to seek alternate routes into and around this area during the project.  



For more information on project updates please visit the project website:

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